Lonely Planet says the Filipino’s are the happiest people on Earth.
….. I think it is due to the weather. People here don’t own jackets. It seldom gets below 70.
Maybe that happiness is due to prostitution. Until last week, I could count the times I
had ever been solicited for prostitution on one hand. I lost count in a day of walking around
A lot of people come here for a brief holiday. And they don’t leave. Like my dive instructor.
Almost everyone speaks a little English, especially in the resort areas
$1 USD = 40 ₱ (Philippine Peso)
The toilet at the
Good food. Poor beer selection.
The Hobit Bar employs only “vertically challenged” individuals as wait staff. Only the bartender is a big person, I guess so they can reach everything.
The FDA (Filipino’s with Disabilities Act) is not in effect here. Definitely not a wheelchair friendly place.
People are friendly and helpful, but their idea of customer
servi.ce would put a place out of business in about 2 weeks in
You can have somebody ‘knocked off’ for 50,000 pesos. ~ about $1,000 USD.